Incredible Summer Ahead!

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Driving into the sales office this morning.  Hard to believe more snow and sleet! This is a sign we will have an incredible Summer!  I’m ready! Courtesy Whitney Hawkins, Sales Broker Duck office.  

Good news on the horizon for coastal homeowners?

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Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance premium hikes share this Jan 30, 2014 In a 67-32 vote, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill to postpone steep increases in flood insurance rates across the country, the National Association of Realtors announced today. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act calls for a four-year delay on rate… Read more »

Duck Housing Market Update

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If you are still considering purchasing a home here in Duck, the opportunities abound. The inventory of single family homes on the market in Duck has increased dramatically by over 35% from January 2013. There are now 111 homes to choose from compared to 82 one year ago.  The Corolla inventory has fallen slightly at… Read more »

Yet another Reason to invest in Outer Banks Real Estate…#1 Family Beach Vacation USA!

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Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA Why worry about going abroad when you can spend your vacation enjoying the sun and the sand here in the good ol’ USA? Some of the world’s best beaches are just a hop, skip and a jump from your own backyard. Whether it’s the cool shores of Malibu, the… Read more »

Would you buy a haunted house? What would turn a dream home into a scream home?

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http://www.realtor.com/news/survey-most-people-open-to-buying-a-haunted-house/ Survey: Most People Open to Buying a Haunted House More than half of home buyers are open to buying a haunted house, according to realtor.com’s 2013 Haunted Housing Report. Also, 35 percent of the nearly 1,400 people who took the survey say they have lived in a haunted home. Today realtor.com released the results… Read more »

FHA will keep lending during shutdown

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http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/30/real_estate/mortgage-shutdown/index.html   By Les Christie  @CNNMoney September 30, 2013: 4:18 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Applications for all government-backed mortgages will continue to be processed during a government shutdown, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD originally said on Friday that it would stop working on applications for loansguaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration… Read more »

Home is where the heart is: 8 apps for house hunters

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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3467670/home-is-where-the-heart-is-8-apps-for-house-hunters/   Home is where the heart is: 8 apps for house hunters They say the first three rules of real estate are ‘location, location, location.’ We’d like to add a fourth: preparation. By Damon Brown | Tech Hive US | 09 September 13 While apartment rents are skyrocketing, home prices are looking more and more reasonable–especially with interest rates at rock… Read more »